Family Contracts

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Can a Premarital Agreement Be Signed after the Marriage?

May 25, 2016

As its name implies, a premarital agreement (also known as a prenuptial agreement) is an agreement that parties enter into before marriage. To be considered a valid premarital agreement, the agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties before the marriage. The agreement becomes effective when the parties are married. In the event the parties do not sign a premarital agreement before they are married, they cannot sign such an agreement after they…

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Should I get a prenuptial agreement?

January 20, 2014

A prenuptial agreement, also referred to as a premarital agreement or ante-nuptial agreement, is a contract entered into between two parties contemplating marriage. The agreement becomes effective upon their marriage. The term “prenuptial agreement” often conjures up images of an instrument used by one spouse to protect their income, wealth, or inheritance from the other. Although a prenuptial agreement may be crafted to serve that purpose, prenuptial agreements can do much more than that. Prenuptial…

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